What is a Greenway?
Imagine a place where you can walk or cycle, kids can play and learn about nature, you can meet people or simply sit quietly on a park bench enjoying the sounds of the birds in the trees. What we’ve just described is a greenway – essentially a network of public open spaces. A place you can be proud of.
Northcote’s greenway will connect local destinations including the schools, town centre and public transport. It will follow the path of the old Awataha Stream to the sea, running from Jessie Tonar Scout Reserve (also known as Kākā Reserve) in the west through Greenslade Reserve and the town centre, and down between homes and schools to Akoranga Reserve.
Initial designs have been prepared by Panuku Development Auckland and HLC alongside the Kaipātiki Local Board and mana whenua. Construction of the greenway is planned to start next year and will be completed in various stages over the next two to three years, subject to funding being approved by Auckland Council.
The greenway will be designed with the community so that it becomes something that is treasured and cared for by everyone. Panuku Development Auckland and HLC have been working with students from each of the three schools in the development area – Onepoto Primary, Northcote Intermediate and Northcote College - plus the Community Reference Group to gather their input for the Awataha Greenway - check out some of the photos in our watch the progress section next.
If you'd like to know more about the Greenway, head to the info centre in the Northcote Town Centre car park.